MC: Two New VPs

MC: Two New VPs

20.March, Hyannis MA – Massachusetts Coastal Railroad President and COO Christopher Podgurski announced two senior appointments: Eric Ciborowski returns as Vice President of Railroad Operations, after serving at the MBTA since 2014. Ciborowski brings over 18 Years of Railroad experience, with specific concentrations to Mechanical, Compliance, and Safety Training. Podgurski appreciates Ciborowski’s “no-nonsense approach [that] […]

PAR SALE: Objections Pick Up Steam

DEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH. DISMISS THEM AT YOUR PERIL.

<UPDATE>PAR SALE: Objections Pick Up Steam

23.March, Washington, DC – Additional concerns have been filed pushing the STB to consider the CSX Application as a major transaction.  In addition to the new filings, the State of Vermont has fired another volley in response to the CSX reply issued in the state’s initial comments. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO (IBEW) […]

Amtrak Takes CSX TO STB To Force New Passenger Service

Does Delayed New Orleans-Mobile Service Suggest Problems With Passenger Trains After CSX Takes Over Pan-Am?

Amtrak Takes CSX TO STB To Force New Passenger Service

After 5 years of discussions, Amtrak asked the Surface Transportation Board to Intervene with CSX and Norfolk Southern to force revived New Orleans – Mobile service to proceed. A 2017 letter to the Federal Railroad Administration from the Southern Rail Commission says that the actions of CSX “demonstrate what can only be understood as an […]

HRRC/MNCR: Beacon Line Rights and Lefts

HOUSATONIC RAILROAD AND METRO-NORTH COMMUTER RAIL (MTA) BRING STB INTO BEACON LINE DISPOSAL ISSUE

HRRC/MNCR: Beacon Line Rights and Lefts

Editor’s Note: This article covers two related filings under STB Docket AB_1311: MNCR’s 08.February filing, and HRRC’s 12.February response. To lend clarity to our reporting of these proceedings, we begin with some particulars of the property: Ownership and operation The line does not carry revenue passenger service, but connects MNCR’s three Hudson-east commuter lines: the Hudson […]

Almost Ready For Amtrak To Burlington

Final Work Expected Finished In a Year

Almost Ready For Amtrak To Burlington

09.December, Montpelier VT – Vermont Agency of Transportation Rail & Aviation Director Dan Delabruere updated the Vermont Rail Council on the extension of Amtrak’s Ethan Allen route to Burlington. The project remains on schedule and the train is expected to begin early in 2022. “We had some CoVid delays, contractor issues, but not that bad. […]

Vermont AOT Emphasizes Commitment To Amtrak

Vermont AOT Emphasizes Commitment To Amtrak

09.December, Montpelier VT – At a meeting with the Vermont Rail Council, Vermont Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn emphasized the state’s commitment to Amtrak service, despite the current CoVid suspension. Flynn reflected on the seriousness of the virus and the rapidity of its spread as justification for the suspension and as an indication that the train […]

MBTA Approves Short-Term Service Cuts

PREVIOUS PLANS ADJUSTED BASED ON PUBLIC INPUT AND PERSISTENT LOW RIDERSHIP. CHANGES ARE IN EFFECT FOR FY2021 ONLY. FY2022 PROSPECTS WILL BE EVALUATED THIS COMING SPRING.

MBTA Approves Short-Term Service Cuts

14.December, Boston MA {MBTA Press Release, lightly edited} – Today the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) approved a series of revised short-term service changes for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) that incorporate recent public input and additional analysis of ridership. These service changes help match service levels with current and near-term low ridership demand […]

VIA Rail Launches Maintenance Modernization Procurement Process for Montréal, Toronto

VIA Rail Launches Maintenance Modernization Procurement Process for Montréal, Toronto

VIA Rail Canada has announced that it has launched on 30 November, the second phase of its procurement process to modernize its maintenance centers in and Toronto in preparation for the arrival of its new Québec City-Windsor corridor fleet. Following the Request for qualifications, launched in January 2020, five companies have been selected to participate […]

AMTK: CoVid Relief Compromise Includes Amtrak & Transit Funds

BIPARTISAN PROPOSED $900 BILLION COVID RELIEF PACKAGE FLOATING IN SENATE; INCLUDES $1 BILLION FOR AMTRAK AND $15 BILLION FOR TRANSIT

AMTK: CoVid Relief Compromise Includes Amtrak & Transit Funds

The bill is far from a done deal, but does represent forward movement after many weeks of deadlock. The eight senators that are championing the compromise made clear that the bill was a short-term fix to provide emergency funding between now and March 31, 2021 and Democrats are talking of further covid relief measures once […]

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